Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Very Vintage Welcome Cards

Hi Friends! I always like to send hand-stamped "Welcome" cards to new Stampin' Up! demonstrators on my team (all levels). Whether someone just bought our Starter Kit for the fabulous savings (especially during Sale-a-bration) and nothing else, OR if they want to take advantage of the business opportunity too - I welcome them all! I also include everyone who buys the starter kit into my "Serene Stampers" community and members stretch right across Canada and we have a ball together! To learn more about my Serene Stampers group, just click here

So for last weeks "Welcome" cards, I used the Very Vintage stamp set:

One of the things I did on each card was a torn edge along one side, adhering some card stock behind it. Tearing our card stock like this was all the rage when I first became a demonstrator years ago. Now you don't see it so much anymore, but it's worth bringing back, don't you think?

I first stamped the images tone on tone, with Crumb Cake ink onto the Crumb Cake card base, making a subtle watermark background.  I also used a couple of splatters with my "Timeless Textures" stamp set and some Soft Suede ink. In case you're wondering about the "Welcome to our Stampin' Up! family" stamp, this is from a set available years ago and has long since retired (sorry, I can't recall the name of the set).

To colour the image I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Calypso Coral, Mango Medley, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay. Of course, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the bee's wings. Which reminds me, I need to order some more of that sparkly-goodness - it would be a sad day indeed should I run out of my favourite glitter! Yeesh, what a frightening thought! LOL

Some of the stamped pieces were mounted on Calypso Coral card stock, some Basic Black, and some were cut with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. I like how they all turned out though and I hope these cards bring a smile to each of the recipients!

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Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you were inspired by today's project and that you'll visit again soon!

Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!


  1. What a kind gesture you do. These cards will be well loved. I do like the torn edges and haven't seen it done before.

  2. Your design is very pretty and love the card.

  3. Beth and Edna, thanks so much for your comments! I'm glad you liked this card design! xx